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February 22nd, 2017  

On April 4th, the city is asking us to vote on whether to discontinue a specific tax on sales of non-Missouri licensed motor vehicles, boats, trailers and outboard motors. This is not a new tax, but instead is a continuation of something that has been in place for decades and is paid mainly on vehicles bought online or at an out-of-state dealer.

A "No" vote means no change - the sales tax will continue to be collected on these specific ite ms. A "Yes" vote means the city's portion of the tax would be discontinued, but the state, county and E-911 taxes will continue to be collected. Regardless if the city tax on out-of-state purchases is discontinued or not, it will continue to be collected when you purchase from a Missouri licensed dealer, meaning a "yes" vote puts local car and boat dealers at a disadvantage.

If the tax is discontinued, the city stands to lose a little over $120,000 per year. In real terms that is almost 3 police officers - or 17 blocks of road repair - or the entire maintenance budget for the city parks. We don't know exactly how the city would decide to make cuts if the revenue is lost, but these give a few examples to demonstrate the degree of impact this issue could have on the city.

For more information, check out the voter's guide provided below. Please vote on April 4th!

Mayor Steele

April 4th Election: Voter Guide
On April 4th, Nixa voters will choose a new council person for District 3. That race is between Connor Koch and Darlene Graham. Pastor Matt Barker has suspended his campaign for the District 1 seat because he is moving to another district and would no longer be eligible to serve as District 1 Councilman. Jimmy Ledbetter is now the only remaining eligible candidate for the District 1 seat. Mayor Brian Steele is running unopposed for re-election, as is Municipal Judge Joel Harris. Voters will also decide a single ballot issue regarding collection of the City Sales Tax on Out-of-State Motor Vehicle Purchases. See the attached flyer for more information explaining this issue which could have a dramatic impact on the City's budget. April 4th Voter Guide Poster
What's Happening
Health & Wellness Expo
Come join us for a day of nutrition, fitness education, and health awareness. The Christian County Health and Wellness Expo will be an opportunity for the people of Christian County to engage in various health and wellness screenings, activities, and seminars to learn about the numerous resources available to them within their community. Join us Saturday, April 1st from 9:00 am to noon at the X Center. Entrance is FREE to the public! Booth spaces are available for vendors. Made possible by a grant from the Nixa Community Foundation.

Movie in the Park
Join us to w atch Secret Life of Pets in the park on April 29th at 7:30pm.
The Movies in the Park series is presented by the Massengale Group. All movies begin at dusk and all movies are FREE! Please bring lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase. All movies are dependent on weather. No smoking and no alcohol.

Sucker Days
Time to go grabbin' for suckers! The 60th Anniversary Nixa Sucker Days will kick off with the parade on Friday, May 5th. Then Nixa's famous street festival celebrating the traditional sucker fish fry will run all day on Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7. More info at

Need a Job?
Nixa Parks is looking to fill summer positions in aquatics, sports, summer camps, and concessions.

Visit  the  JOBS  section of our web site or you can call our Human Resources department at 417-724-5626.
Play Ball!
T-Ball / Baseball / Softball registration ends April 7th. Season begins the week of May 8th. The program is open to boys and girls ages 3 years old to currently in 6th grade.

Tornado Shelters
Do you know where your nearest FEMA shelter is? There are 4 in Nixa. Click here to see where your closest shelter is. Visit for more information on #SevereWeatherPrep.

Working for you
Sign up for free curbside recycling
Enroll for a free curbside recycling bin! If you pay for trash pickup through the City of Nixa Utility, cost for curbside recycling is included in the price of trash pick-up, you just have to sign up to get your recycling cart delivered!

Call Republic Services 865-1717 to schedule your recycling cart delivery.

Recycling gets picked up every other week, just roll out your recycling bin to the curb alongside your trash bin.

Don't forget the city also has a recycling center where we can accept some of the things you can't throw in the curbside bins.
Nixa Recycling Services Website.

Tree Trimming
Tree trimming crews will be in the area represented on this map to cut back vegetation touching or too close to power lines. If you see trees that need to be trimmed within this area of Nixa (East of 160 but West of Hightower and South of Scott Wayne but North of Hwy 14/Mt. Vernon Street) please call the City Tree Department: 983-3000. Crews will be working this area for the next few months. If you have trees touching power lines in a back yard, please call to set up a time that would be best for you for a crew to come. We rotate which area of town the crews focus on each Spring/Summer. So if you live in a different area of town and see trees touching power lines, you can still call the tree department to report it, but right now we are focused on the area in this map.  Tree Trimming Map Spring 2017

Join us on social media!
Remember to "Like" and "Follow" the City's Facebook page . We are working hard to give you lots of updates there, so we don't flood your e-mail. Another way to connect with the City is through our new account. is a social media network for neighborhoods to discuss crime, yard sales, and any other issues that might affect the people who live in your immediate vicinity. It's just one more way for us to hear from you, so we can serve you better.

If you have any questions about what's happening at the city, please reach out to us either by email, phone,  Facebook, Twitter, or Nextdoor.


Drew Douglas
Public Information Officer

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